(Commentary on 8/4/14 readings) “And Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet: Listen to this, Hananiah! The LORD has not sent you” (Jeremiah 28:15).
“When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of
“But the hand of Ahikam, son of Shaphan, protected Jeremiah, so they did not hand him over to the people to be put to death“ (Jeremiah
“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and his own house” (Matthew 13:57). In today’s gospel, Jesus’ native people rejected his
I love when my wife wears perfume; it delights my heart. The same is true when I witness people doing acts of mercy. The odor
God is an ever present light in the world. The only way to avoid God’s presence is by intention or ignorance. God is merciful to
God, I give my heart to you this day; may you will it to please you.
On the Solemnity of Pentecost and the birthday of the Church, I honor the Holy Spirit by the words below. Thanks to Deacon Dan Lupo,